Norway Chess Classic / Round 8

  

topalov01Veselin Topalov

 

Although Topalov lost today, he still leads the pack with a single round to go.

Anand is in a tight second place – AND – the two of them play tomorrow.

 

standings

 

 Anand, Carlsen, and Giri won today – See Comments.

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  1. [Event “Norway Chess Classic 2015”][Site “?”][Date “2015.06.24”][Round “8”][White “Anand, Viswanathan”][Black “Hammer, Jon Ludvig”][Result “1-0”][PlyCount “71”][EventDate “2015.06.19”][SourceDate “2015.06.24”]1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. d3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Rc1 f5 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. O-O Be6 11. b4 a6 12. a3 Kh8 13. Na4 Nxa4 14. Qxa4 Bd5 15. Bc5 Bd6 16. Qc2 Qf6 17. e4 Be6 18. exf5 Bxf5 19. Be3 a5 20. b5 Ne7 21. Bg5 Qf7 22. Qc3 h6 23. Bxe7 Qxe7 24. Nh4 Bxa3 25. Bxb7 Bxc1 26. Nxf5 Rxf5 27. Bxa8 Ba3 28. Qxa5 Bc5 29. Be4 Rf8 30. Kg2 Qd6 31. h4 h5 32. Qd2 Qf6 33. Qe2 g6 34. Bxg6 Qxg6 35. Qxe5+ Kg8 36. Qxc5 1-0

  2. [Event “Norway Chess Classic 2015”][Site “?”][Date “2015.06.24”][Round “8”][White “Carlsen, Magnus”][Black “Aronian, Levon”][Result “1-0”][PlyCount “79”][EventDate “2015.06.19”][SourceDate “2015.06.24”]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. Re1 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. Nbd2 Nc6 12. Nf1 h6 13. Ne3 Re8 14. a4 Be6 15. d4 exd4 16. cxd4 Nb4 17. Bb1 bxa4 18. Rxa4 Bf8 19. Ra1 d5 20. e5 Ne4 21. h3 Qb6 22. Nxd5 Bxd5 23. Bxe4 Rad8 24. Bxd5 Rxd5 25. Be3 Red8 26. dxc5 Bxc5 27. Qb3 Bxe3 28. Rxe3 a5 29. e6 fxe6 30. Rae1 R8d6 31. Rc1 Nd3 32. Rc8+ Kh7 33. Qa4 Qxb2 34. Qe4+ Rf5 35. Kh2 Nf4 36. Rc2 Qa1 37. g4 Qf1 38. Ne1 Nh5 39. gxf5 exf5 40. Qc4 1-0

  3. [Event “Norway Chess Classic 2015”][Site “?”][Date “2015.06.24”][Round “8”][White “Giri, Anish”][Black “Topalov, Veselin”][Result “1-0”][PlyCount “111”][EventDate “2015.06.19”][SourceDate “2015.06.24”]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Rd1 b6 10. b3 a5 11. Bc3 Bb7 12. Nbd2 c5 13. Ne5 cxd4 14. Bxd4 Nxe5 15. Bxe5 Qc8 16. Rac1 dxc4 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Qxc4 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Qb7+ 20. Qe4 Rfb8 21. Rc6 Qd7 22. Rcc1 Qb7 23. Qxb7 Rxb7 24. Ne4 Be7 25. Nd6 Rd7 26. Nc4 Rxd1 27. Rxd1 b5 28. Ne5 Bf6 29. Nd7 a4 30. Rc1 axb3 31. axb3 Be7 32. Rc7 Rd8 33. Rb7 Bd6 34. g4 h5 35. gxh5 Kh7 36. b4 Bxb4 37. Ne5 Rd5 38. Nxf7 Rxh5 39. f4 Kg6 40. Ne5+ Kh7 41. Nf7 Kg6 42. Ne5+ Kh7 43. Nf3 Rf5 44. Ng5+ Kh6 45. Kf3 Bd2 46. e3 b4 47. Nxe6 Rh5 48. Nxg7 Rxh2 49. Nf5+ Kg6 50. Ne7+ Kf6 51. Nd5+ Ke6 52. Ke4 Rh3 53. Rb6+ Kd7 54. Kd3 Bc1 55. Rxb4 Kd6 56. Kd4 1-0

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